Tergat, Mutuku elected as status quo remains at NOC-K
Paul Tergat has commenced a new four-year term as the president of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) after being elected unopposed in Thursday’s polls.
It was a landslide win for most of the executive members, most of whom retained their seats in the polls conducted by the Centre for Corporate Governance at a Nairobi hotel.
Francis Mutuku has been elected as the Secretary General, a seat that he has been serving in acting capacity for the past three years. Mutuku garnered 18 votes to beat his competitors Andrew Mudibo (5) and Francis Kinyili Paul (2).
Shadrack Maluki and Waithaka Kioni also secured landslide victories to retain their seats as the first and second deputy presidents respectively.
Eliud Kariuki easily retained his seat as the treasurer after he garnered 20 votes against his rival Moses Mbuthia who had seven votes.
John Ogolla was elected the deputy treasurer with 22 votes after flooring Agnes Alouch who got 5 votes.
Paul Otula (Kenya Basketball Federation), Barnaba Korir (Athletics Kenya) and Winnie Kamau (Kenya Swimming Federation) took the three slots of the Executive Members after they garnered 22, 16 and 14 votes respectively.
In the women's representative seat Paurvi Rawal was declared the winner after garnering 14 votes to edge Mududa Waweru (11).
Former Shujaa captain Humphrey Kayange and world 5000m champion Hellen Obiri were also elected unopposed for the post of athletes’ representatives male and female respectively.
Speaking after assuming office for the second term Tergat promised to pick from where they left
“We have worked so hard to make sure that we bring changes that we wanted to bring to improve our sports in our country. We will work as a team to ensure we deliver,” he said.
Tergat said first on his agenda is to deliver another successful outing for Team Kenya in next year’s Commonwealth Games as well as the 2024 Paris Games.
“We have a strategic plan that we have already put in place and which will guide us in our programmes. We have a lot to do and we don’t have any time to waste. We are going back to work immediately,” said Tergat.
President- Paul Tergat
1st Deputy President- Shadrack Maluki
2nd Deputy President- Waithaka Kioni
Secretary General- Francis Mutuku
Deputy Secretary General- Mohammed Shoaib
Treasurer- Eliud Kariuki
Deputy Treasurer- John Ogolla
Women representative- Paurvi Rawal
Executive Committee members
Athletes’ representative (male) - Humphrey Kayange
Athletes’ representative (female)- Hellen Obiri